Jun 19th 2018

Barbara Kasten Residency at IIT Architecture

Barbara Kasten & Alex Klein 
Sunday July 22, 2018 | 2pm
S. R. Crown Hall 

IIT Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Society, and Bortolami Gallery welcome Chicago-based artist Barbara Kasten for a month-long residency at S. R. Crown Hall. Kasten will activate Mies van der Rohe’s iconic space with new sculptural constructions that will form the basis of a series of photographs that aim to dematerialize architectural space into abstraction. The work will remain on view through July 2018. 

The project will culminate with a conversation between Barbara Kasten and Alex Klein, The Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, as they discuss Kasten’s prior works and the recent on-site project. A reception will follow. 


Barbara Kasten in her studio, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and Bortolami, New York

Kasten is a visual artist noted for her photographs of assemblages that consist of plexiglass and architectonic props. She has recently exhibited with Sammlung Philara in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was featured in the Chicago edition of the PBS program  Art in the Twenty-First Century.

Kasten is represented by Bortolami Gallery New York.